YOUR STEP BY STEP GUIDE TO THE PERFECT MAKEUP APPLICATION:
Always start by ensuring your skin is hydrated well, so moisturising is key, use a cream suitable for your skin type. Not only will the skin appear more supple but will also look and feel softer and smoother.
Using a slightly damp concealer brush (a clean eye shadow brush will do the job just as well) apply foundation in a shade lighter than your skin tone to your under eye circles. Use sparingly as the under eye area is very delicate so very light soft strokes are needed paying particular attention to the inner corners of your eyes and blending well. Use this method to also even out skin tone around the nose and mouth area.
It is hard to find the right foundation for some. The best way is to apply a few shades to your jaw line; the one which completely disappears and blends in with your skin tone is the shade for you.
Start by shaking a small amount of Samina Pure Instant Glow minerals into the lid of the jar. Using a Kabuki brush, twirl the brush around the lid to pick up the foundation, tap off any excess. Then starting at the outside of your face lightly apply the foundation in circular motions, working inward towards the eyes and nose. Then sweep over your forehead, nose and chin area. Foundation instantly lifts and brightens your skin giving complexion an instant glow.
Give your cheeks a pop of colour by sweeping on a tiny few crumbs of Samina Pure Instant Glow Blush to the apples of your cheeks. Blend towards your hairline and downward to soften and give a healthy radiant looking glow.
Now to keep your eyeshadow put, lightly brush with Samina Pure Foundation, this acts as prep and holds colour in place for hours.
Apply a light colour of eye shadow from your lash line to your brow line; next sweep a medium colour eye shade to the lower lids and take the colour to your crease line.
For added drama:
apply a dark shade such as Metal or Arabian Nights on the outer corners of your eyes taking the colour into the crease of your eyes and blending well to ensure you don’t have any hard lines. Then take a fine shadow or eyeliner brush and draw a soft line of the dark eye shadow under the eyes drawing as close as possible to the lower lashes. Add eyeliner and two coats of mascara.
Draw a line by following the natural shape of your lip line. Don’t be tempted to change your natural lip line as this looks fake! Keep the liner as close to your own lip colour. Apply lipstick using a lip brush, blot and reapply for longer lasting colour. Add a dab of gloss to your lips to give your look instant glamour.
- Using Snowflake eye shadow sweep across your eyelid starting from your lash line taking right up to your brow line.
- Then using Metal eye shadow apply over your eyelids from the lash line to your crease line, blend the hard edges out to soften the edges with a blending brush.
- Finally using Arabian Nights, apply to the outer corners of your eyes and take the brush stokes along the crease of your eyes as if you are drawing an arc shape to follow the shape your eyelids. Blend the hard edges to soften the edges.
Wear blush and smile when you apply it. Why? Smiling is the best way to find the apples of your cheeks. Sweep on in light stokes and blend upwards and back towards your hairline for a soft natural application.
Our eye shadows are really versatile and can be used in many ways, here’s how
Use as an eyeliner – dip an eye liner or small head eye shadow brush into water, squeeze excess water and dip into your favourite eye shadow, with a steady hand line your eyes keeping as close as possible to your lashes. Bright colours work particularly well try, Sparkling Teal, Emerald Gems and Grape.
Use as a blush – Colours which work well are Eternal Blossom and Soft Petal. Snowflake is great as a highlighter.
Use on your lips – Mix with an organic lip balm and have fun with new shades
Use on your nails - Just mix with clear nail varnish to create your own unique nail varnish.